righteous cry [tsa`aq], and the LORD [Yahovah]
heareth [shama`], and delivereth [natsal] them out of all their troubles [tsarah]. KJV-Interlinear
17 When the
righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their
Christianity is proprietary. Its benefits and privileges are exclusively available to Christians only and to no one else. Prayer is one of those exclusive privileges.
Of all that you would want to have in your corner or on your list of friends that you could turn to in times of need or trouble, God is the one who should be at the very top of your list.
And indeed, He is always available to all believers in Christ.
Anyone who has believed in Christ is referred to as, the righteous. And while there may be varying degrees of righteousness, namely levels of spiritual growth, God is available to everyone who confesses their sins and then calls to Him in Christs name.
It takes no effort at all, to pray. But of course you have to pray in accordance with Gods rules for prayer. But too, those rules are quite simple. Be a believer in Christ and be in fellowship. That is all the prerequisite that is required.
Unbelievers have no such privilege. Their prayers are not heard, because they are not family of God.
And of all the privileges that are even possible in this creation, the privilege of calling to God, and then receiving a response, is the greatest privilege possible in life.
And what is more, God has given us all a promise that He will deliver us out of all troubles.
This deliverance will be permanent in the next life, but even in this life, there will be degrees of deliverance and degrees of solutions that will come into our life.
This is the devils world and by default, trouble and problems and stresses and so forth, will always exist.
But, eventually Gods promise will become permanent.
And, the more you comply with Gods plan now, the easier your life now, will be.